J.D. Salinger’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye” is an American classic. The story of a young adult, Holden, who recounts his feelings of alienation while attending a private school. His honest thoughts expressed in a conversational style of language – including a great amount of vulgar terms – are what make this book an interesting read. The story is mostly sad but there’s a lot of humor in its honesty. These short lines will give you an idea if you haven’t read this.
“Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.”
“I used to think she was quite intelligent, in my stupidity. The reason I did was because she knew quite a lot about the theater and plays and literature and all that stuff. If somebody knows quite a lot about all those things, it takes you quite a while to find out whether they're really stupid or not.”
“Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”